Synopsis by Forrest Spencer
This video highlights one of opera's finest performers and legends of the 20th century, Ruggero Raimondi. This man is one of the most dominant bass-baritones to grace the stage: a powerful voice with a sonorous timbre and great agility. This 50-minute documentary looks at the life of a man who originally studied to be an accountant but was cultivated by two famous Italian singing teachers -- M.T. Pediconi and Piervenanzi -- who saw Raimondi's potential when he made his debut on stage in 1964. This video contains clips from some of his taped performances, including Don Giovanni, Boris Goudonov, Moses in Egypt, and Don Quixote.
baritone, film-clips, Italy, opera-singer